Movie ticket marketplace Fandango saw record-breaking ticket sales come from mobile devices this past weekend, following the premiere of Universal Pictures’ film Fifty Shades of Grey.
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While Taco Bell’s parent company Yum! Brands saw an $86 million fourth-quarter loss, the taco chain is heating up sales thanks to its new mobile ordering app, which is seeing the average order come in at 20 percent higher than in-store orders.
GrubHub’s acquisition of two online delivery sites that are optimized for mobile devices, DiningIn and Restaurant on the Run, points to the company’s growing focus on ramping up mobile ordering as leading brands such as Taco Bell and Starbucks continue to roll out similar offerings.
Amazon’s fast shipping Prime service gained more than 10 million members worldwide while Amazon.com saw nearly 60 percent of its consumers shop for the holidays via mobile devices, cementing its status as the mobile retailer to beat in 2015.
Walmart’s revenue results from Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday reveal mobile drove approximately 70 percent of traffic to Walmart.com, reflecting the growing role of smartphones and tablets in the path to purchase.
As retailers’ use of mobile becomes more advanced, consumers are faced with less need to shop in-store, causing an unprecedented number to skip the lines and opt for online, as shown from this past weekend.
EBay needs to start adding more mobile customers if it is to keep up with mobile growth worldwide and hold onto its leadership role in the space.
Fifty-one percent of visits to retailers’ Web sites are made via mobile devices, making the mobile channel the majority source of online shopping, according to mobile commerce platform Branding Brand’s recent Mobile Commerce Index report.
Custom-furnishings retailer Smart Furniture said it has seen a 20 percent increase in its conversion rates on smartphones and tablets since launching a responsively designed Web site on Aug. 6.
Footwear and accessories brand Donald J Pliner has seen drastic improvements in sales and membership as it celebrates its one-year anniversary of implementing a mobile-optimized Web site, including a three percent increase in average order size.